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Sunshine Hotel

Charming and exceptional value, Sunshine Hotel offers simple accommodation on one of the islands best beaches. Regarded by us as one of the best value hotels on the whole of Zanzibar, what you lack in luxury you more than make up for in value. Located up in Matemwe the hotel also gives guests easy access to Mnemba Island for Zanzibar's best diving and snorkelling. Overall a lovely little property that helps make an overall itinerary more affordable.

The Sunshine Hotel - The Facts 

The Sunshine hotel is a 15 room beach hotel, located in the pretty Matemwe area on the north-east coast of Zanzibar. Eco friendly, stylish and cozy, Sunshine Hotel creates a uniquely chilled-out ambience that is very difficult to find at this budget.
In every room you will find a comfortable double/twin bed with large mosquito net, private bathroom with shower and toilet, effective ceiling fan, strong standing fan, small bedside fan, safe deposit box, stone bench covered with cushions, wooden wardrobe, cool ambient lights, spacious balcony or veranda (except in the garden rooms). There are a range of different rooms, all at different prices:

The Sunshine Suites are located in 3 bungalows, named: Clove, Cinnamon & Coconut surrounded by tropical garden. There are 4 rooms in each building: two upstairs and two downstairs. Between the bungalows and the sea we have a swimming pool. From most of the rooms you can see the Ocean, from others - the tropical garden. In all the Sunshine Suites you can relax on the comfortable furniture on spacious balconies or verandas.

The Honeymoon Suite is the most luxurious room, located in a separate building, for extra privacy, right on the beach. It has its own garden with beach banda and a plunge pool on the veranda.

Blue Breeze Suite set above the Honeymoon Suite (in the same building) is the Blue Breeze Suite. Equal in size but instead of a private garden it has a spacious terrace with comfortable furniture and great view to the Ocean.

Garden Retreat Apartment are at the back, with a bit of the sea view, but very nicely designed and very comfortable. It has two levels: on the ground floor there is a small "living room" and bathroom, on the first floor there is a bedroom.


Guide Price: $138 per person
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Over on Zanzibar then, again, Sunshine, was a really great choice. We didn’t quite work out that the half board nature of it meant that our evening meal was included! On the first night we headed off to a local restaurant. It was only a small matter as the second night we dined in and I was very delighted when the mega valentines seafood buffet bill arrived at about a tenner each which incuded our wine and drinks etc… It’s a lovely hotel and the local feel was excellent as well. Snorkelling was brill as well.
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